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People of the whale / Linda Hogan.

Hogan, Linda. (Author). Rudnicki, Stefan, 1945- (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) BCD HOG (Text) 30032001494316 AUDIOBOOK Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781433244285 :
  • ISBN: 1433244284 :
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (approximately 70 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Stefan Rudnicki.
Summary, etc.: Raised in a remote seaside village, Thomas Witka Just marries Ruth, his beloved since infancy. But an ill-fated decision to fight in Vietnam changes his life forever: cut off from his Native American community, he fathers a child with another woman. When he returns home a hero, he finds his tribe in conflict over the decision to hunt a whale, both a symbol of spirituality and rebirth and a means of survival. In the end, he reconciles his two existences, only to see tragedy befall the son he left behind.
Subject: Indians of North America > Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Veterans > Fiction.
Culture conflict > Fiction.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Separated from his beloved wife by his decision to serve in Vietnam, Native American Thomas Witka Just fathers a child with another woman, returns home to find his tribe in a moral conflict over a whale hunt, and struggles with his feelings about the son he left behind.
  • EBSCOhost
    Raised in a remote seaside village, Thomas Witka Just marries Ruth, his beloved since infancy. But an ill-fated decision to fight in Vietnam changes his life forever: cut off from his Native American community, he fathers a child with another woman. When he returns home a hero, he finds his tribe in conflict over the decision to hunt a whale, both a symbol of spirituality and rebirth and a means of survival. In the end, he must reconcile his two existences, only to see tragedy befall the son he left behind.With a keen sense of the environment, spirituality and the trauma of war, People of the Whale is a powerful novel for our time.

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